Infant Mortality Documents and Data
The Maternal and Child Health Section’s Infant Mortality website contains various publications that provide goals and objectives, guidelines, and data pertaining to activities that improve the health of mothers and babies in Florida. The Infant Mortality and Low Birth Weight Rates Compared to Expected Rates by County and Healthy Start Coalition Area reports provide expected statistics calculated to account for differences in maternal education, marital status, and race. Statistical tests are applied to identify the counties and Healthy Start Coalition areas that have statistically significantly higher or lower than expected infant death rates or low birth weight percentages.
Florida Vital Statistics Annual Report
This application makes it easy to access Florida Vital Statistics data. This report includes data on births, deaths, population, and life expectancy.
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
These reports provide local/regional data about women during pregnancy and the perinatal period, including health behaviors and access to care.
Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
This site provides data, tips and tools to use with data for states and families to help guide improvements in community-based systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs.
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
This site provides information about the statewide prevalence of obesity and asthma among Florida’s youth and young adults. It also includes youth health-risk behaviors that contribute substantially to the leading causes of premature death, disability, and social problems. Information for some of Florida’s larger counties can be found on the CDC's website.
Florida Birth Defects Registry
The Florida Birth Defects Registry (FBDR) is a statewide system that identifies birth defects in children born in Florida.
Application for Scholars to Request Vital Statistics Data for Research Supporting Public Health
On this page you will find information about requesting access to Florida Vital Statistics data. Each application is judged on its scientific merit, methodology, data security procedures, benefit to the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the public, and consistency with epidemiologic research goals of Florida Statute 381.0032. Requests for confidential data will only be granted in cases where the project meets the aforementioned criteria and no other practical means of completing the project exists.